Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

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Hard to keep the momentum going if it's a fake movement. h/t Mr Goatee.

Organizers of the Freedom Jamboree announced Wednesday that they have canceled the tea party convention planned for this fall, citing low registration.

They had hoped the event would serve as a stage for Republican presidential candidates to court the conservative movement, and two — Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) — had already confirmed they would attend.

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Only 62 tea party groups had committed to attending, well under the 350 that Temple estimated would be needed to break even.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    True -- but, just add ice, and you'll have a tasty beverage in just 5 minutes!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    Quick!  Somebody call the Koch brothers!!

  • Atlas Shruggery

    Did FreedomWorks stop paying the Baggers to attend these things or something?

  • Anonymous

    hard to keep the momentum going when you're wearing a hat made out of teabags IN THE RAIN!

  • Emily Peacock™

    Hard to keep the momentum going when a movement is (allegedly) riderless, leaderless and directionless.

  • http://twitter.com/MeLoseBrainUhOh W. Brian Tucker

    Social conservatives were scared off by the name. "Freedom Jamboree" sounds too much like an orgy.

  • http://twitter.com/SamBronkowitz Samuel Bronkowitz

    Ah shucks...and here I had blocked the time off. Now I'm gonna have to come up with something else to do.